Paros is a beautiful island with a lack, however, of quality 5* accommodation (a result perhaps of the lack of an international airport). My wife and I are quite picky when it comes to accommodation, dining and organising parties. After a lot of thought and many trips from Athens to the island during the winter we decided to hold the reception of our wedding in July 2013 at the Astir of Paros. The result was outstanding.
The resort is by far the most stylish in Paros, the personnel is well managed, professional, friendly and always there to help. Dining is also exquisite with both a restaurant of contemporary cuisine and also one - which we tried - with the best Chinese cuisine on the island. And great beakfast, too (LOTS of choice). Rooms are spacious, clean and luxurious and the service spot on.
The resort's gardens are laos something to see. Rare plants brought over from as far as South Africa as well as Beverly Hills-type tall palm trees. There is also a small golf course (didn't count the holes) next to the see (amazing views there). Then there is a big swimming pool separating the buildings from the beach which is also a nice sandy one although looking towards the north so when the wind blows from that direction it can be quite windy!
The location is probably the best on the island, a 3 minute drive from Naoussa, the island's prettiest town and about a 10-15 minute drive from the port of Parikia. It is also next to the nice beaches of Kolympithres (although the island does have better ones).
Now about the reception, what can we say! Spectacular setting, amazing staff which resulted to a great service (glasses wouldn't remain empty from wine or water through the night for more than a few seconds), absolutely amazing food (our guests are still telling us about it), by far the best on the island, period. Decoration stylish, elegant and luxurious, overlooked by a similarly elegant and perfectionist owner, Mrs. Michailidou. Great bartending, too, with super cocktails. What a super choice for a wedding, truly. It's only sad that it had to end as people got tired after dancing for 5 hours.
Take it from us. A super choice. The only choice.
I will upload pics when I get them from my photographer.
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